26 Mar COME UNTO ME
Ho, every one that thirsts, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfies not? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
If you think back to the Garden of Eden, there is one call that continues to echo throughout the entire human history, “Adam, Adam, where are you?”. In a more definite expression, the statement changes into a command in the New Testament, “come unto Me”. Note that “come unto Me” is more emphatic, more of a command than “where are you?”, which turns out to be more of a statement of enquiry.
From the time of Cain, through Noah, then Abraham, up to the present, God’s call to humanity to come back has never been silent. It comes in various tones, sometimes softly, like a simple whisper, sometimes like a plea, sometimes like a negotiation where God is assuring us that we stand to benefit, and sometimes like a warning telling us what will happen if we neglect God’s gentle call to come back to Him.
When we become Christians through accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, the call becomes even stronger, because our heavenly Father needs us for fellowship in our own interest. ‘Come unto Me’ is not simply a call for the sinner to repentance and be born again. It is even more for those of us who bear His name as His children. God is still saying, “Come” in other in other words, “draw near unto Me”
1. Worship the Lord whose love is unrelenting and who is constantly calling out to you to come and be blessed.
2. Ask the Holy Spirit to enable you to respond to God’s call to be blessed.
3. Father, please help me out of my waywardness and draw me closer to You.
I declare today that I make a choice to draw near to God. All my years of disobedience are over. In this new era of my life, I respond to His call for a closer walk with my Master. Before eternity began, I was destined to walk faithfully with my heavenly Father, and that is the new course for my life in the name of Jesus.